Monthly Archives: February 2016

Old Nuclear Reactor Leaks Radiation

“In one location radioactivity levels rose nearly 65,000%, from 12,300 picocuries per liter to over 8,000,000 picocuries per liter. The Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum contaminant level for tritium in drinking water is 20,000 picocuries per liter, though Entergy, the company … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

“When looking at the proportion of vulnerabilities discovered in 2015, Windows represented 50 percent of malware samples.” See Familiar Attacks Still Wreaking Havoc, HPE Cyber Risk Report FindsHP finds that 50% of malware involves That Other OS, you know, the one … Continue reading

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ZFS Emerges Into The Fray

“if ZFS were statically linked with Linux and shipped as a single work, few would argue it was not a “work based on the Program” under GPLv2. And, if we believe there is no legal difference when we change that … Continue reading

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2016 – GOP – RIP

“Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has easily won the US state of Nevada, cementing his lead in the race for the party’s nomination.” See US election 2016: Donald Trump sweeps to victory in Nevada – BBC NewsGoodbye, GOP. You’ve been hijacked … Continue reading

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PostgreSQL Is Hot

“EnterpriseDB® (EDBâ„¢), the leading enterprise Postgres database company, today announced that public policy initiatives worldwide to use open source software in government have contributed to a sharp rise in the adoption of EDB Postgres. Globally, EDB government business has shown … Continue reading

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Illegal Copying Of TOOS v GNU/Linux

“The estimates predict that a 1% increase in the piracy rate in a given country is expected to result in a reduction of Linux user shares in the area of 0.5-0.65% depending on the model specification. Taking the estimates literally, … Continue reading

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Encryption – MariaDB

“Encryption of tables and tablespaces was added in MariaDB 10.1.3. There were substantial changes made in MariaDB 10.1.4, and the description below applies only to MariaDB 10.1.4 and later” See Data at Rest Encryption – MariaDB Knowledge BaseAlong with searching for … Continue reading

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WD, What?

“There was no mention of Linux which is a shame since you would think that they are leveraging the community’s efforts in their products. But it was easy enough to connect my Lubuntu laptop as a Network File System (NFS) … Continue reading

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Praise Goodness! IceWeasel Could Be Renamed FireFox

“Mozilla & Debian both acknowledge that the branding issue mentioned in bug 354622 is no longer relevant. The Firefox logo was released under a free copyright license which matches the DFSG. To simplify the maintenance of the current stable Debian … Continue reading

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Fruits and vegetables

“According to the Consumer Price Index, food prices increased by four per cent from Jan. 2015 to Jan. 2016. But fresh vegetables alone were up 18 per cent. For example, just in December, the price of tomatoes shot up by … Continue reading

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Target: Linux Mint

“the breach was made via wordpress. From there they got a www-data shell” See The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Beware of hacked ISOs if you downloaded Linux Mint on February 20th!Linux Mint is still tiny compared to Debian … Continue reading

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Another USAian School District Goes To ChromeBooks

“According to research the administrators distributed, the U.S. Department of Education found students that had access to a computer anywhere, anytime “became more creative, more collaborative and better writers,” while University of Kentucky researchers wrote “improvements in writing, literacy, science, … Continue reading

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